Official Statements

Statement by the UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl
24 July 2014
The scenes of carnage and human suffering that we witnessed today at our elementary school in Beit Hanoun were so appalling and intolerable, that it is difficult to find the words to convey adequately my indignation. As has happened so many times in this pitiless conflict, civilians are paying the highest price of the...
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Remarks of Mr. Pierre Krähenbühl, Commissioner-General  of UNRWA
14 July 2014
The Gaza Strip is once again experiencing very dramatic circumstances. The population of Gaza, including Palestine refugees, is once again enduring great suffering and many have lost their lives or sustained serious injuries. As Commissioner-General of UNRWA, I have come to Gaza, together with Humanitarian Coordinator...
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Statement by Director of UNRWA Operations in Gaza, Robert Turner On the unfolding situation in the Strip
10 July 2014
Again the people of Gaza are suffering. The focus of the cameras will be on the dramatic footage created by massive airstrikes and people fleeing air raid sirens. But at the end of the day - in a wholesale manner – civilians in Gaza will suffer. Already 76 Gazans have reportedly been killed, including 10 children and...
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Commemorating the 10th anniversary of the ICJ ruling on the West Bank Barrier
09 July 2014
Ten years ago on 9 July 2004, the International Court of Justice issued its ‘Advisory Opinion on the Legal Consequences of the Construction of a Wall in the Occupied Palestinian Territory.” The Court found that the construction of the Wall, including in and around East Jerusalem, and its associated regime, to be...
Official Statements
02 July 2014
UNRWA is increasingly disturbed by the rising levels of violence in the occupied Palestinian territory.
Official Statements